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Video games you should expect in 2021 (Part 1)

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While the gaming industry, like any other industry, was distracted by the insurgence of the Covid-19 virus, some spectacular games were released in the just ended year.

Most notable of them was the release of The Last of Us II which was awarded with the game of the year award at the game awards 2020.  Other games such as Ghost of Tsushima Assassin’s Creed and Doom Eternal were also released.

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Cyberpunk 2077 was also released in 2020 although the game has come under several criticisms for its buggy nature. An investor recently filed a lawsuit against the producers of the game.

So having ended 2020. we take a look at the video games you should expect in the new year.

Video games for 2021

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 was announced with a relatively firm release date of January 2021. While that doesn’t give an exact day, it’s clear that IO Interactive already has a date in mind. Hitman 3 will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, as well as Xbox One and PS4.

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Story line

Hitman 3 follows up on the new story established with the previous two games and has Agent 47 going on another globetrotting adventure. The goal of Hitman 3 is to finally eliminate the partners of Providence, and 47 has to team up with his handler Diana Burnwood, as well as his long-lost friend Lucas Grey, to get that done.

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Video games you should expect in 2021
The game is expected to be released in January

Outside of all the locations from previous games, the reveal trailer detailed one new location, Dubai. Apparently, the entire trailer was captured in-engine, and the towering skyscrapers of Dubai certainly make for a different scene from what 47 is used to. More new locations will be revealed closer to the game’s release.

Click on the link to read more about Hitman 3. 

Far Cry 6

The game, which was previously delayed, is now launching on May 25th, 2021 (in the US) according to the listing. This was likely posted prematurely, as Ubisoft has not made the release date official as of this writing.

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In Far Cry 6 you’ll be fighting in a revolution against the rule of Yara’s dictator Antón Castillo who has been in power for 50 years. It appears to be a dangerous time for the country, with the trailer showing government agents with guns and riot shields and civilians with explosives. Ubisoft says its writing team spent time in Cuba getting to know the island and meeting former guerrilla revolutionaries that influenced the game’s story.

Video games you should expect in 2021
The game is expected to be released in May

“When you’re looking at something as complex as an island that’s been essentially cut off from the rest of the world for 50 years, been in an economic downturn, electing this leader on the back of this idea of building a new paradise, the idea with Antón is he definitely lulled people into believing this was the only answer for them. That he was the one that was going to solve all their problems,” Khavari says “And so for us, it became super-interesting on the character side to explore the idea of, you know, there definitely were some people that voted for him, that believed in him, that now are regretting that choice; and there are those that still support him. The intersection of those demographics and worldviews and opinions is something that plays out in the story as well.”

Click on the link to read more about Far Cry 6. 

Resident Evil village

Resident Evil Village is planned for launch on April 2021, according to a compiled list of leaks stemming from the ransomware attack detailed on RestEra. Before this, Capcom had only specified that the game would launch in 2021. It appears that the company hasn’t decided on an exact launch day, but April seems like a solid guess.

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In the debut cinematic trailer released today, Capcom revealed a glimpse of the evocative new setting and storyline of Resident Evil Village. Set a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil™ series who made a brief appearance in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, leaving Ethan devastated and thrown into an entirely new nightmare.

Video games you should expect in 2021
The game is expected to be released in April

The first-person action in Resident Evil Village begins when players assume the role of a distraught and shattered Ethan as he seeks to uncover the mysterious new horrors that plague a once peaceful village. Throughout this terrifying journey, players will fight for every breath as they are hunted by vicious new enemies that have infested the snow-capped locale. Channeling the capabilities of next generation consoles, the detailed realism and relentless feeling of fear will increase with each desperate battle for survival, while moments of calm will leave players wondering what new horrors await.

Click on the link to read more about Resident Evil Village. 

Part 2 of the video games to expect in 2021 will be published shortly.

 

Sources: Inverse.com; Pc gamer.com and Screen rant.com

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